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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham City Council last night unanimously approved District 1 resident Lewis Colten to the Framingham Historical Commission and District 3 resident Andrew Macklin to the Framingham Historic District Commission.

Both terms will end on June 30, 2025.

Colten is an architect.

Macklin was an alternate member and now will be one of the full seven members.

The Historic District Commission preserves the character of designated historic districts in Framingham through a review/advisory process

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The seven-member Framingham Historical Commission was established by a vote of Town Meeting on April 1, 1969. The Commission’s mission is to work alongside the Massachusetts Historical Commission to promote preservation, protection, and development of the City’s historically and archaeologically important assets.

Specifically, its duties include:

  • Advising the Mayor and City Council on matters concerning historic preservation.
  • Advising the Building Commissioner with respect to the City’s Demolition Delay Bylaw.
  • Balancing the protection of Framingham’s irreplaceable historic resources with its physical and economic growth and development.
  • Informing and educating citizens and visitors about the heritage endowed to the present generation by the men and women who built this community.
  • Periodically compiling and updating a Historic Preservation Plan for the community in connection with the Community and Economic Development Division.
  • Preserving elements of the built and natural environment which give the City its unique character.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.